Introduction: Why It’s Important To Embrace Failure
This article was written by Alina Adams, co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer of the company What’s Good. What’s Good is an online platform where you can find happiness from anywhere.
It’s strange how we live in a society that is not only afraid of failure but also ashamed. Failure, when embraced, has the potential to turn into something incredible; we just need to let go of our hang-ups and see it for what it is. It’s hard at first, and sometimes taking baby steps is necessary; but embracing failure can help us find the next big thing.
In this article I would like to share some thoughts on why embracing failure can be beneficial for you and your business.
You don’t want to make the same mistakes twice.
10 Common Emotional Reactions To Failure And What You Can Do About It
Sometimes, our failures hurt and it’s hard to deal with all the self-loathing you carry with you for days after. You may even feel sad, lonely or depressed. I feel like we keep forgetting about these emotions. Did you know that most of the time, failure can be a great relief and heals us just as much as it harms us?
After my first failure I felt like someone took a hammer and smashed me in the head. I didn’t know what to do, so I pulled myself together and started over again. It wasn’t just emotionally draining; it also caused a real physical pain. Afterwards, I was wounded, but feeling a little better physically.
After my second failure, which was even more painful than the first, I was ready to give up on this whole thing. But after a while, I decided to pick myself back up and try again. I was getting better at dealing with my feelings. After the third failure, which was even worse than the second, I felt relief. I felt like all the pressure had been lifted off my shoulders, and for the first time in a long time, I could breath deeply again.